This week, we had the pleasure of welcoming back RIBA and a select group of Architects for an exclusive behind the scenes tour and to hear stories of how the Jubilee Building was created on a historical site in order to meet the many needs of the school.
The Jubilee Building houses Davenies Reception through to Year 4 boys, giving them a first class indoor environment and outstanding outdoor areas in which they thrive. Contrasting the old with the new, the original Farmhouse Building in which the school opened in 1940 remains an integral part of the Davenies’ site with the Jubilee building allowing us to fulfil our aim of offering traditional values in a modern setting.
Headmaster Carl Rycroft, commented “Having had the building for 18 months we have had a chance to settle in and really enjoy using it. The building offers us a state of the art library, hall and classrooms and still more outdoor areas to ensure all of our boys have the room to explore. Our school vision is to inspire, engage and challenge, the Jubilee Building enables our boys to maintain this vision every day.
We were thrilled to have been recognised with the RIBA regional and national award and happily welcomed this distinct group of Architects into the Jubilee Building to show off the building we are so proud of.”
Davenies School’s new Pre-Prep and Junior School was recognised in the prestigious RIBA National Awards upon its opening in September 2016. The Jubilee Building was one of 46 projects named on the 2016 RIBA National Awards list. The RIBA National Awards are given to buildings across the UK recognised as significant contributions to architecture.